Maybe this has been reported elsewhere, but if it has I missed it. Consider the following data pointed out to NC Policy Watch by a local elections expert. It actually comes from the Pope-Civitas website called “Carolina Transparency” (thanks guys!):
Since January 2009 through the first week of September 2012 North Carolina has netted roughly 115,000 new registered voters. The net 115k gain comes from:
- a loss of 110,000 Democrats,
- a loss of 8,000 Republicans,
- a gain of 222,000 Unaffiliateds,
- a gain of 11,000 Libertarians
This would appear to be bad news for Democrats. It likely reflects older Democrats (many of whom may not have voted Democratic in recent elections) dying and dropping off the rolls and those voters not being replaced by new Democrats.
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